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Fleet Alliance announces new leadership team

Date: 09 August 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Leasing provider Fleet Alliance has announced the appointment of new executives.

Andy Bruce has been named as chief executive officer, while Nigel McMinn becomes chief operating officer.

Former managing director Martin Brown has moved to the role of chair.

Bruce and McMinn both join from automotive retailer Lookers, having led its growth over a period of seven years.

The changes to the Fleet Alliance board are said to be the most significant since the company was founded nearly 20 years ago.

Brown (pictured, centre) said: "I am delighted to welcome Andy and Nigel to lead our next phase of expansion. Their experience of creating growth, considerable manufacturer relationships, and extensive knowledge gained in the retail sector, will be invaluable to the company as we position ourselves for the future.

"Fleet Alliance has grown significantly into a premium fleet management company since the business first started. But now the time is right for the longer-term development of Fleet Alliance and an injection of fresh new thinking as the leasing sector becomes more mainstream.

"In my new role as chair, I will continue to have a key input to the business and draw on almost 25 years of experience in the leasing market. Although I will be stepping away from my day-to-day role, I will work with Andy and Nigel on strategy, while representing the interests of the shareholders." 

Bruce (pictured, left) said: "I am excited to join the team at Fleet Alliance and help with the next chapter of the business. The leasing broker sector has grown to become an important part of the automotive landscape and I am convinced the company has many opportunities ahead of it. 

"Not only can it continue to benefit from the growing popularity of leasing to both consumer and enterprise sectors, but it can broaden its capabilities to embrace the increasingly important mobility sector."

McMinn (pictured, right) said: "Fleet Alliance is the leading broker in the corporate and SME leasing market and the aim is to develop this side of the business as the market moves to EVs. 

"The Intelligent Car Leasing personal leasing brand for consumers has shown significant growth in recent years and has the potential to accelerate further. It will be a key focus of mine to bring experience from the franchised retail world to maximise this opportunity."